National Gallery of Victoria - Ian Potter at Federation Square (NGV)

Melbourne, Australia.

I have included my photos of paintings housed in the French art galleries on my site, so I thought it was time to add some of my local galleries' collection. If you haven't been, it's well worth a visit and the permanent collection is free and quiet.

For the tech heads, these were taken with the Olympus E330 dSLR with Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2 and 640ISO giving a shutter speed of 1/20th-1/60th sec hand held.  AWB adjusted in RAW conversion.

These works are in the permanent collection at Ian Potter and thus can be photographed and it is free to enter to view them.


Frederick McCubbin 1904 The Pioneer Mt Macedon

depicts the pioneer's arrival with his wife, then clearing the land, the building of his hut and birth of his child, and finally the death of his wife and the rise of town life in the distance.


Tom Roberts 1890 Shearing the Rams


Frederick McCubbin 1886 Lost

in memory of 3 lost children who wandered from their homes near Daylesford in 1866

this is one of my favourites, just love the tonings and mood

as an aside, more than one of my ancestor's children were lost in the Australian forests never to be found.


Jane Sutherland c1896 Field Naturalists


John Longstaff 1898 Gippsland, Sunday night, Feb 20th, 1898

bushfires ravaged Gippsland in the summer of 1897-98, and Longstaff visited the area to see it at first hand.

He exhibited this painting illuminated by a row of kerosene lamps to give a lurid, realistic effect.


Aby Altson 1890 Flood sufferings

a mother and baby are rescued during a flood


Tom Roberts 1886 Coming South

depicts the British immigrants coming to Australia in the mid-late 19th century


Charles Condor 1888 Springtime


Arthur Loureiro 1891 Spring


Frederick McCubbin 1899 Autumn memories


Henry Burn 1861 Swanston St from the Bridge

early Melbourne, the building on the right in the shadows was the Registration Office for Births & Marriages and is now the site of Federation Square. Behind it is the original St Paul's church. To the far right is a steam train, while on the far left is the Johnson's Bridge Hotel, now Young and Jackson's Hotel.


Eugene von Guerard 1871 The gold diggings at Ararat


William Ford 1875 At the Hanging Rock

inspired Joan Lindsay's book Picnic at Hanging Rock and Peter Weir's subsequent eerie film where schoolgirls go missing while picnicking at the rock. It's one of my favourite places in Victoria and one of the best examples of a volcanic mammelon in the world.


Tom Roberts 1886 Artist's camp Box Hill, Melbourne